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Preventive detention for alleged arms trafficking for 9 detainees who would be part of the Tren de Aragua gang

A judge ordered pretrial detention for alleged firearms trafficking for the nine foreigners who were captured in an operation carried out by the National Police on Wednesday the 25th in Tulcán.

In the operation, two pistols (Taurus and Smith Wesson), a blank weapon, a toy revolver, seven holsters with substances subject to control, five cell phones, fifteen cartridges (caliber 9 mm and 38 mm) were found in the possession of the detainees. and two knives.

21 alleged members of Los Lobos, Los Choneros and R7 were apprehended in three provinces; there is a police officer involved

The defendants would have ties to the international criminal organization Tren de Aragua, from Venezuela, dedicated to the smuggling and trafficking of migrants, extortion, hit men, drug sales, arms smuggling, among other crimes.

The Prosecutor’s Office indicated, through its Twitter account, that another hearing to formulate charges for the crime of murder is scheduled for this Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday the 24th, the body of a 30-year-old man inside a jute sack was found on the site of a two-story building. The corpse was gagged.

The entity affirmed that this and another violent death that occurred this week in Tulcán would be related to this same criminal group. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso


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